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Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June...

Thank you for joining us this season. Our NEW season will begin June - August 2015 available every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. During April - May there will be occasional performances hosted by the Children of Bassac as part of a capacity building exercise. For more details you can email Cambodian Living Arts.

Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances.

In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression.

Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015.

Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.

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A must do in Phnom Penh

A great introduction to Cambodian culture and for the price, a must do event. Hint, just get the standard ticket and line up at the gate early. Premium seats are front row, but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great introduction to Cambodian culture and for the price, a must do event. Hint, just get the standard ticket and line up at the gate early. Premium seats are front row, but we got second row seats and each row is elevated. All good seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent evening activity, the show is excellent as are all the performers. It is great to support the Cambodian living arts programme and see such a wonderful show at the same time. The show is an hour long and held at the national museum which is very easily accessible by tuk tuk or walking. I would definitely... More 

Thank Amanda G
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skip the buffet dinner at Siem Reap's Apsara shows and see this wonderful production. The dancers and musicians were very proessional

Thank Michelle R
Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent our first evening in P P at this concert of dance.Such a wonderful introduction to Cambodia.The stories told by the dancers transcended all language barriers.Costumes colourful and music unusual to Western ears. Non flash photography allowed so I videoed most of it. 2We thought we were located near the concert venue but got lost en route leaving us late.Don,t... More 

Thank Nuala1953
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At a very affordable price you enjoy music and dances from Cambodia.... plus you help artists recover their traditions. Face expressions and hand movement are just adorable!

Thank Leyda B
Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The shows are really great! For an authentic cultural performance, this is the thing to see in Phnom Penh. The performers were clearly passionate about their work and enjoying the show. The "Children of Bassac" show was particularly good, a great opportunity to see many different traditional dances and costumes of Cambodia. I loved the Peacock dance, the Monkey Dance... More 

Thank mckaysavage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went here 3 times, once for each show. The first, the Children of Bassac was made up of a number of traditional dances. My daughter and I enjoyed it very much. It is the only place I know were you can get a close view of a high quality show for $15 ($13 if you buy your tickets early).... More 

Thank GBflysagain
Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Saw the Aspara and Village Dance Performance. Witness the revival of Cambodian Professional Dance! Great site consisting of Aspara in which dancers use poses found on Angkor religious carvings. And village culture dances like ones to bless the village with prosperity or a good harvest. The foundation's goal is to pay a living wage to the dancers and technicians needed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cambodian-French guy speaking here. I was a bit reluctant because the reviews sounded too goods to be true. As a matter of fact, the troop really deserve 5 stars !! I saw the same kind of show in Siem Reap and this one is way more professional and depict what is really the Khmer culture ! Every dancers are beautiful,... More 

Thank Tibun17
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Performance definitely entertain me. The music was excellent and and dancers were very professional.

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